PITTSBORO — For the second Saturday in a row, three individuals — two of whom are not Chatham County residents — are facing criminal charges in relation to competing rallies surrounding the …
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PITTSBORO — For the second Saturday in a row, three individuals — two of whom are not Chatham County residents — are facing criminal charges in relation to competing rallies surrounding the “Our Confederate Heroes” monument in downtown Pittsboro.
A Virginia woman, Pittsboro man and Durham woman can add their names to the three arrested the previous Saturday for various acts surrounding the rallies, which have become commonplace in downtown Pittsboro since the Chatham County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 in August to terminate the lease to the Winnie Davis Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy for placement of the monument on county property.
Jessica Reavis, 40, of Danville, Virginia, was charged with illegally carrying a concealed gun and illegally carrying a concealed weapon. Thalia Considnie, 30, of Durham, was charged with disorderly conduct, illegally carrying a concealed weapon and illegally carrying a weapon at a parade or demonstration. Richard Allen, 43, of Pittsboro, was charged with disorderly conduct. All three were released on a written promise to appear with November 6 court dates in Pittsboro.
One week prior, on September 28, two non-Chatham residents and one Chatham resident were taken into custody and then released with future court dates.
According to a release from the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, protesters and counter protesters assembled on either side of East Street in downtown Pittsboro around 10 a.m. Saturday. The rallies were finished by 5 p.m. with no injuries reported.